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Encyclopedia > Ward Burton
Ward Burton
Born: October 25, 1961 (1961-10-25) (age 45)
Birthplace: Flag of United States South Boston, Virginia
Awards: 2002 Daytona 500 Winner
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Statistics
Car #, Team #4 - Morgan-McClure Motorsports
2007 NEXTEL Cup Position: 45th
Best Cup Position: 9th - 1999
First Race: 1994 Pontiac Exceitement 400 (Richmond)
First Win: 1995 AC-Delco 400 (Rockingham)
Last Win: 2002 New England 300 (Loudon)
Wins Top Tens Poles
5 82 7
NASCAR Busch Series Statistics
Car #, Team #27 - Brewco Motorsports
2007 NBS Position: 27th
Best NBS Position: 6th - 1993
First Race: 1990 Pontiac 200 (Richmond)
First Win: 1992 Goodwrench 200 (Rockingham)
Last Win: 1993 Slick 50 300 (Atlanta)
Wins Top Tens Poles
4 50 7
All stats current as of June 18, 2007.

Ward Burton (born October 25, 1961) is an American NASCAR auto racer. He is scheduled to drive full time for Morgan-McClure Motorsports in the famed number 4 car with State Water Heaters recently announced as a sponsor. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... South Boston is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The #4 car that will be run in 2006 Morgan-McClure Motorsports(formed in 1983) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team. ... The 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season began on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with the Budweiser Shootout and will end with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The North Carolina Speedway is a racetrack located in Rockingham, North Carolina. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Lenox Industrial Tools 300 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... Brewco Motorsports is a team in the NASCAR Busch Series. ... The 26th season of the NASCAR Busch Series opened February 17, 2007, at Daytona International Speedway and concludes November 17, 2007, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The North Carolina Speedway is a racetrack located in Rockingham, North Carolina. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Lenox Industrial Tools 300 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... “Racing cars” redirects here. ... The #4 car that will be run in 2006 Morgan-McClure Motorsports(formed in 1983) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team. ...

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Early career

Ward graduated from Hargrave Military Academy. He also attended Elon College for 2.5 years. Hargrave Military Academy is a private American boarding school located in the town of Chatham, Virginia. ... Elon University is a private, liberal arts university located in Elon, North Carolina. ...


Ward is the older brother of NASCAR driver Jeff Burton. The brothers were strong competitors at their hometown track: South Boston Speedway (SoBo). Jeffery Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967 in South Boston, Virginia) also sometimes referred to as JB is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver. ... South Boston Speedway or SoBo is a race track located in South Boston, Virginia, approximately sixty miles east of another area familiar to most NASCAR fans, Martinsville. ...


Busch career

Ward began his NASCAR Busch Series career in the 1990 season and competed full-time for four seasons. In his first season he had 23 starts with three Top-10 finishes, ending the season in 21st place. His results improved steadily over the next three years. For his second season, he had 29 starts with two Top-5 finishes and ten Top-10 finishes, completing the season in 18th place. The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... The 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 11 and ended on Sunday November 18. ...


Ward's third season in 1992 brought his first win on February 29 at Rockingham in the number 27 Gwaltney car owned by Alan Dillard. He completed the season in 8th place overall with one win, three Top-5 finishes and 10 Top-10 finishes. February 29th, or bissextile day, is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... North Carolina Speedway is a racetrack located in Rockingham, North Carolina. ...


His final full-time season in 1993 brought three more wins, nine Top-5 and ten Top-10 finishes, ending up in 6th place in the final points standings.


In 1995, Ward started driving for Bill Davis Racing in the #95 Caterpillar, Inc. Pontiac. He returned the next year for 8 more starts in the #22 MBNA car. Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... Pontiac is a marque of automobile produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1926 to the present. ... MBNA logo, 2004-2006 MBNA Corporation was a bank holding company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to being acquired by Bank of America in 2005. ...


Ward did not race another Busch Series race until 1999 when he ran 5 more races for Bill Davis with sponsorship from Siemens. He acculumulated 3 top-5 and 5 top-10 finishes including a 2nd place finish at Dover International Speedway. He also ran one race for Innovative Motorsports and their #47 Chevrolet. The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... For the actor, professor, and waterskiier, see William B. Davis The Honourable William (Bill) Grenville Davis, PC , CC , O.Ont. ... Siemens has the following uses: Siemens is a German family name carried by generations of the telecommunications industrialists, including Werner von Siemens, Sir William Siemens, Wilhelm von Siemens and Peter von Siemens Siemens AG is a German electrical and telecommunications company, founded as a telegraph equipment manufacturer by Werner von... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... Innovative Motorsports is a former NASCAR team. ... Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ...


In 2000, Ward ran 5 more races for Davis with sponsorship from Polaris Industries and 1 with Innovative. He then ran 2 races in 2001 for Tommy Baldwin Jr.'s new team with Pillsbury sponsorship. Polaris Industries manufactures a full line of all-terrain vehicles (ATV), snowmobiles, Ranger utility vehicles in 2wd, 4wd or 6wd, Victory Motorcycles and EU rated quadcycles. ... Tommy Baldwin Jr. ... Pillsbury is a brand name used by Minneapolis-based General Mills and the The J. M. Smucker Company. ...


On January 2, 2007 Brewco Motorsports Inc. announced Ward Burton will drive the No. 27 Kleenex® Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2007. Burton will drive 20 races for Brewco Motorsports and Kleenex, beginning with the Daytona 300 at Daytona International Speedway. January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Ford Fusion is a name used on two different types of cars from the Ford Motor Company. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the... Brewco Motorsports is a team in the NASCAR Busch Series. ... Kleenex logo This article is about the Kleenex brand. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


Cup career

He moved up to Winston Cup in 1994. He ran 26 of 31 races in the #31 Hardee's Chevy for Alan Dillard, Jr. The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... It has been suggested that Monster Thickburger be merged into this article or section. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ...


He returned to the #31 ride in 1995. He moved to the #22 Bill Davis Racing MBNA Pontiac after 21 races where he became more successful. The new combination scored a fourth place finish in their second race. Ward won the AC-Delco 400 at Rockingham in the third last race of the season. Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ... MBNA logo, 2004-2006 MBNA Corporation was a bank holding company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to being acquired by Bank of America in 2005. ... The Pontiac Grand Am was originally a mid-size car and later a compact car that was produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. ...


The next several years would show slow improvement from 33rd to 16th in the final points standings.

Burton's crew working on his 2004 car
Burton's crew working on his 2004 car

Caterpillar became the new primary sponsor for the car in 1999. 1999 began the peak of Burton's career. He finished ninth in the final points standings with 16 Top 10 finishes in 34 races. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 280 KB) Photographer: Brian Cantoni Description: Ward Burton #0 NetZero car Taken on: 2004-11-06 07:33:44 Original source: Flickr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 280 KB) Photographer: Brian Cantoni Description: Ward Burton #0 NetZero car Taken on: 2004-11-06 07:33:44 Original source: Flickr. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... The 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 7 and ended on Sunday November 21. ...


In 2000 he won the Mall.com 400 at Darlington Speedway and had 17 Top 10 finishes to finish 10th in the final points standings. This was his last win in a Pontiac, as BDR switched to Dodges the following season. The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 13 and ended on Sunday November 20. ... Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 is the name given to the annual spring NASCAR Nextel Cup race held at Darlington Raceway. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ...


In 2001 he won the Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington Speedway and had 10 Top 10 finishes to finish 14th in the final points standings. The win was Dodge's second in its return to NASCAR (Dodge would go on to win 4 races- Sterling Marlin, who'd won previously at Michigan, won the fall race at Lowe's Motor Speedway and Bill Elliott won the season's third to last race at Homestead-Miami Speedway). The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season began on February 11 and ended on November 23. ... The Mountain Dew Southern 500, known traditionally as the Southern 500, was a 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup race held from 1950-2004 at Darlington Raceway. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ... Sterling Marlin (born June 30, 1957 in Columbia, Tennessee) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver who currently drives the #14 Waste Management Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Ginn Racing. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ...


In 2002 he began the season by winning the prestigious Daytona 500. He also won the New England 300 at Loudon, New Hampshire. The rest of his season didn't go as well, and he finished 25th in the final points standings. The 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 10 and ended on Sunday November 17. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Lenox Industrial Tools 300 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ...


2003 was a season of poorer finishes. He only had 4 Top 10 finishes, and he left Bill Davis Racing with five races left in the season to begin driving the #0 NetZero car for owner Gene Haas. He finished the season 21st in the final points standings. The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... NetZero is an Internet Service Provider based in Woodland Hills, California. ...


In 2004 Burton raced the #0 car to 3 Top 10 finishes. He was released from the team with two races left in the season. The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 7 and ended on Sunday, November 21. ...


Burton returned to the NEXTEL Cup series late in the 2006 season, driving the #4 Lucas Oil Chevrolet for Morgan-McClure Motorsports. His first race was the Subway 500 on October 22, 2006 at Martinsville Speedway. He started in 35th place and finished 26th, the last car on the lead lap. In his next driving opportunity, on November 5, 2006 at Texas Motor Speedway, he started in 37th place and finished 25th. On December 12, 2006 Ward signed with Morgan-McClure Motorsports to drive the #4 car full-time in 2007. They also announced that they had a new, full-time sponsor; State Water Heaters. The 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season started at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 12 with the Bud Shootout and will end on Sunday, November 19 with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... Lucas Oil is an automotive oil. ... The Subway 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Texas Motor Speedway is a superspeedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas -- the portion located in Denton County, Texas. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... State Water Heaters, a brand of State Industries, Inc. ...


In 2007, during the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Burton's #4 Chevrolet, owned by Larry McClure, and part of the only Nextel Cup team based in Virginia, replaced their usual paint scheme with the Virginia Tech logo on the hood, as a commemoration of the deaths of 32 Virginia Tech students earlier in the week. The 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season began on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with the Budweiser Shootout and will end with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... The Subway Fresh Fit 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ... The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting comprised of two separate attacks about two hours apart on April 16, 2007, on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. ...


Accent

Ward Burton has been a source of humor and criticism due to his thick southern accent, which occasionally makes it very difficult to understand what he is trying to say. This is amplified by the fact that when he was a child, he was in a go-kart accident and bit off half of his tongue. Though most NASCAR drivers have a southern accent, Burton's can be more difficult to comprehend than most. By contrast, his younger brother and fellow driver, Jeff Burton, speaks much more clearly. Jeff once said that Ward "grew up in the Southern side of the house", and therefore has a thicker accent. Jeffery Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967 in South Boston, Virginia) also sometimes referred to as JB is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver. ...


Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries

On November 1, 2005 then Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner appointed Burton to the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American Democratic politician and the current Governor of Virginia. ... The Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries (formerly the Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries) oversees the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. ...


As a resident of Halifax County, VA, Ward assumed the seat on the board for Virginia's 5th Congressional District that was formerly held by C. Wilson McNeely, IV, who resigned after six years of service. Halifax County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...


Ward, an avid sportsman and conservationist, is the founder and president of The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, and he has been a spokesperson for Virginia's 34 state parks since 2003.


History

Year # Sponsor Make Team
1994-95 31 Hardee's Chevrolet Lumina / Chevrolet Monte Carlo A.D. Dillard Motorsports
1996-98 22 MBNA Pontiac Grand Prix Bill Davis Racing
1999-2000 22 Caterpillar Pontiac Grand Prix Bill Davis Racing
2001-2003 22 Caterpillar Dodge Intrepid Bill Davis Racing
2004 0 Netzero Chevrolet Monte Carlo Haas CNC Racing
2006 4 Lucas Oil Chevrolet Monte Carlo Morgan-McClure Motorsports
2007-present 4 State Water Heaters Chevrolet Monte Carlo Morgan-McClure Motorsports

It has been suggested that Monster Thickburger be merged into this article or section. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an American mid-size car. ... MBNA logo, 2004-2006 MBNA Corporation was a bank holding company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to being acquired by Bank of America in 2005. ... The Pontiac Grand Prix is an automobile produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. ... Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... The Pontiac Grand Prix is an automobile produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. ... Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... The Dodge Intrepid was a large four-door, full-size, front-wheel drive sedan. ... Bill Davis Racing is a NASCAR team that fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. ... NetZero is an Internet Service Provider based in Woodland Hills, California. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an American mid-size car. ... Haas CNC Racing is a NASCAR racing team based in Harrisburg, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... Lucas Oil is an automotive oil. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an American mid-size car. ... The #4 car that will be run in 2006 Morgan-McClure Motorsports(formed in 1983) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team. ... State Water Heaters, a brand of State Industries, Inc. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an American mid-size car. ... The #4 car that will be run in 2006 Morgan-McClure Motorsports(formed in 1983) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team. ...

References

  • The Unauthorized NASCAR Fan Guide 1998-99, by Bill Fleischman and Al Pearce (1999)
  • wardburton.com

External links

Preceded by
Bobby Labonte
Southern 500 Winner
2001
Succeeded by
Jeff Gordon
Preceded by
Michael Waltrip
Daytona 500 Winner
2002
Succeeded by
Michael Waltrip

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